Date :Monday, October 6th, 2014 | Time : 17:46 |ID: 17298 | Print

US drone attack kills 4 in Pakistan’s Waziristan

Pakistani officials said the victims lost their lives on Monday after the drone targeted Shawal district in South Waziristan.

SHAFAQNA- At least four people have been killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region.

The officials further noted that two missiles were fired at Mangrotai area near the Afghan border.

According to Pakistani security officials, the identity of those killed in the attack is still unknown.

According to reports on Sunday, five people were killed in a US drone strike in South Waziristan. Three more people were also injured in the attack.

The US carries out targeted killings through drone strikes in several Muslim nations such as Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia.

US drone attacks in other countries have intensified since Barack Obama became the country’s president.

Pakistan has borne the brunt of the notorious attacks, with large numbers of its citizens being killed.

The airstrikes have angered the Pakistani people and officials. Islamabad has condemned the attacks as a violation of its sovereignty, but the raids continue unabated.

Washington claims the targets of the drone attacks are militants, but local officials and witnesses maintain that civilians have been the main victims of the attacks over the past few years.

The United Nations and several human rights organizations have identified the US as the world’s number one user of “targeted killings,” largely due to its drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.


Source: Press TV


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